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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-09-24 02:41 am   Permalink

Grog not gay just terminally bald. Grog has stubble. Pdrake, nice going keep up the nice work and keep us posted.

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-09-24 11:11 am   Permalink

That stone looks tough to do, it did look like you were using an angle grinder on it and it looked like it was barely scratching it, is it tough to work with?

When I get stressed from work or whatever, carving helps take my mind off of what ever is bother me. There is nothing like firing up the chainsaw or banging on some chisels to release some frustration and focus on something else.

Keep up the carving and post more.

JP


 
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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2006-09-24 11:31 am   Permalink

nice work, pd. i'm glad to see you jumped back on that horse. wher did you score that jade? i'm sorry to read of your relationship problem, but hang tough and sumpin better will be coming along. don't forget i'm still hoping for a maori pendant. mahalo braddah, bullet
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-24 6:21 pm   Permalink

thanks everyone. it really helps to hear all the good mana. i picked up a couple of pieces of stone from work from our floral dept. we use it in centerpieces. not sure if it's jade, if it is, it's a low quality stone. lots of inclusions. it's hard to work with because it takes time. stone doesn't come off like wood. takes a lot of patience. i'm using diamond bits and stone bits right now. it's just to test the water, so to say. wood is still my first love, just saw a couple of nice rocks sitting around.

mahalo nui loa


 
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-09-24 9:11 pm   Permalink

Hey pdrake.
Like Paipo says, you really have to have water running constantly on handpiece burrs (& diamond burrs are the only way to go with stone!)
A very simple solution is to hold your work in a shallow dish of water & kind of work underwater, but tends to be very splashy... The simplest 'system' is to fill a large bucket with water & have a thin hose/tube fitted at the bottom (via rubber grommet) which you suspend 5-10 inches over your workstation... Thanks to gravity & a small hole (say, 1/4 inch tubing) there is just a steady dribble which should last a few hours. You then just take handpiece & work to the water... I like to work on a small wooden block, which doesnt mark the stone. If you can set all this up over a sink/tub is the best way -youll probably need some sort of splash-guard too...

Good luck! T3


 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-24 9:28 pm   Permalink

heh, i've got a tub i've been thinking of using. i have access to stuff at work and i think i'll go with a very small submersible pump. put a little hose on it and sit it inside the tub. things are coming along pretty well right now with the dip method for roughing it out. i'll post pics tomorrow night.

thanks again.


 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-24 9:39 pm   Permalink

okay, here's tonight's work. tired now and have to get up early to shave off the 4 day stubble.






 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-25 10:53 pm   Permalink

okay, no love today. oh, well.

i'm going to carve everyday if it kills me.





 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-25 10:55 pm   Permalink

oh, advice is more than welcome. i do know about the bits and the water. working on that problem. no worries, mate.

and that's one of my fez's for the photo background. i think it sets off the green well.


 
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Moki
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-09-25 11:13 pm   Permalink

Nice progress!!
Can you bring it to the carving seminar so I can see it in person??

The whole gay thing explains why GROG walks on all fours

I love you man !!



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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-25 11:34 pm   Permalink

yes, i was planning on bringing it and another piece of stone it was carved from. the stone i got was free from work, but i'm pretty sure that anyone could buy it. we buy it by the pound and i think it's around $18/lb. so if someone wanted stoned of this quality, would be very affordable for carving. i hope it finishes off well.

i think making things from rough material that is inexepensive is as improtant as making the rare, gem peices. it might cut the cost down a little. it still takes the same amount of time to carve (a lot i'm finding out), but the initial cost doesn't pass on and mistakes/learning are not as severe.

i'm learning more and more everytime i carve with this. i now understand the prices these pieces command, especially when they're done with a rare gemstone.


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-09-26 12:03 am   Permalink

Alright Moki, don't make GROG come down there!
Oh wait, GROG coming down there for carving seminar.
Never mind.

Looking good Pdrake, keep it up.

GROG means the carving people!
Dammitall, GROG just can't win.


 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-26 12:08 am   Permalink



 
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-09-26 12:48 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-09-25 22:53, pdrake wrote:

i'm going to carve everyday if it kills me.





It won't - believe me, I've tried. I'd estimate I carved all but 2 or 3 days in the last 4-5 weeks. I got dizzy a couple of times, but that was about it.
As for the stone, it must be something half decent if it's $18/lb, that's a semi-precious rough price...you could get near gem grade British Columbian jade for that (we can here anyway). Can you backlight your piece?


 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-09-26 1:02 pm   Permalink

Hey pdrake - it looks great! Would you want to trade a walnut log for a chunk of that stuff? (I'm mailing the log on Thursday, hopefully). Keep carving - forget the girl for a while.
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